What does on-the-spot mean?

Definitions for on-the-spot

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. on-the-spot(a), on-the-scene(a)(adverb)

    at the scene of action

    "an on-the-spot reporter"; "on-the-spot inspections"; "an on-the scene newscast"

  2. on the spot(adverb)

    without delay or immediately

    "we hired her on the spot"; "thought they were going to shoot us down on the spot"

  3. on the spot(adverb)

    in a difficult situation

    "that question really put him on the spot"

  4. on the spot(adverb)

    at the place in question; there

    "they were on the spot when it happened"; "it had to be decided by the man on the spot"


  1. on-the-spot(Adjective)

    In the right place at this very moment.

    Now, over to our man in Tokyo for an on-the-spot report.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of on-the-spot in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of on-the-spot in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Person:

    X Marks the spot

  2. Rob Glownia:

    MLPs are in a good spot.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Out, damned spot out, I say

  4. William Shakespeare, "Macbeth", Act 5 scene 1:

    Out, damned spot! out, I say!

  5. Rose Hamid:

    I chose that spot strategically.

Images & Illustrations of on-the-spot

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